"The keeping of bees is like the direction of sunbeams."
– Henry David Thoreau
This was my first book by Karen White, and I was immediately impressed with her stunning writing and expert storytelling. She drew me in with the prologue alone, which takes place in Provence, France, in the year 1943. I was absolutely moved by just those few pages, and I knew this would be a special book. From there, we move to 2015, where we meet Georgia Chambers, an expert of fine china whose work forces her to return to a place she vowed she never would... home.
There’s just so much I enjoyed about this book – the quotes that begin each chapter, learning about china patterns and the branches of Limoges, the colorful characters, and especially Georgia herself.
Combining past and present and told from three different perspectives, Flight Patterns is a beautiful, moving story filled with secrets, mystery, family, and forgiveness. An absolutely wonderful read that I recommend to lovers of women’s fiction. This may have been my first book by the author, but I can hardly wait to read her other works.
"The bee is more honored than other animals, not because she labors, but because she labors for others."
– Saint John Chrysostom
A huge thank-you to the publisher for sending this book in exchange for my honest review.